64 episodes

Host Dave Fiore talks with Tallahassee-area leaders, business owners and neighbors about their personal stories – all the challenges, opportunities and influences that led them to where they are today. Emotional, inspirational and almost always surprising, How I Got Here gives listeners real insight into the lives of our area’s most interesting people.

How I Got Here with Dave Fiore Dave Fiore

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

Host Dave Fiore talks with Tallahassee-area leaders, business owners and neighbors about their personal stories – all the challenges, opportunities and influences that led them to where they are today. Emotional, inspirational and almost always surprising, How I Got Here gives listeners real insight into the lives of our area’s most interesting people.

    Episode 63: Kim Price

    Episode 63: Kim Price

    Host Dave Fiore speaks with Kim Price, the general manager of TLH2, Tallahassee’s Amazon Robotics Sortable Fulfillment Center. The graduate of Wakulla High School and former Miss Wakulla County is a wife, mom to three boys and talented musician who plays multiple instruments and has performed in Nashville.

    • 53 min
    Episode 62: Ashlee Fontes

    Episode 62: Ashlee Fontes

    Host Dave Fiore speaks with Ashlee Fontes, the owner and CEO of Tallahassee Reckoning, the region’s first pre-professional women’s soccer team. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the second annual Access Tallahassee YP Summit at the FSU Conference Center.

    • 42 min
    Episode 61: Alan Hanstein

    Episode 61: Alan Hanstein

    Host Dave Fiore speaks with Alan Hanstein, the executive director of the Challenger Learning Center in downtown Tallahassee. Alan is living out a dream that includes a lifelong passion for science and space and giving back to the community. His programs serve more than 50,000 K-12 students every year and they host popular events and activities for kids of all ages.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 60: Anita Bushnyakova

    Episode 60: Anita Bushnyakova

    Host Dave Fiore speaks with Anita Bushnyakova, chief financial officer at Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Anita experienced very different sets of challenges as a child. First, it was enduring the turbulent years of the Eastern European country’s shift from communist rule to fledgling democracy and then assimilation into American culture as a 13-year-old who didn’t speak English – at all.

    • 50 min
    Episode 59: Charlie Strickland

    Episode 59: Charlie Strickland

    Host Dave Fiore speaks with Charlie Strickland, CEO and co-owner of Talon Training Group. A native of nearby Marianna, Charlie shares his journey from the FSU Police Department and working on the family farm to building a reputation as the MacGyver of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. While climbing the ranks at LCSO, he earned an MBA from Florida State to bolster his resume for a high-ranking administrative position that he would be passed over for, but he turned that disappointment into a life-changing opportunity that continues to evolve today.

    • 53 min
    Episode 58: Chef Leon Brunson

    Episode 58: Chef Leon Brunson

    Host Dave Fiore speaks with Chef Leon Brunson, owner of Leon’s at Lake Ella. His journey to owning a restaurant has included working the line at his hometown Waffle House in Panama City, refining his skills at fine dining restaurants, being a private chef, and time at Kool Beanz Café, where he says he really learned to cook.  

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Eddie from Tallahassee ,

Outstanding Pocast

The podcast brings you close to people you have never met and closer to those that you are already friends with. It is an amazing way to learn about our community and the people that make Tallahassee special.

RCampbell01 ,

Very inspirational!

I enjoyed hearing their real, honest stories about how they have overcome adversity.

RobinCKD ,

One of the Best Podcasts in Tallahassee!

How I Got Here is a treasure.

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